Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent

Financial support for doctoral students of African descent who have completed the course work stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.

Application deadline has passed for 2016.


  • Applicants must be of African descent enrolled or admitted full time in a Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.
  • Applicants must be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year (September 1, 2016).
  • Applicants at the dissertation stage must be in a position to write full time during the fellowship year.
  • To be classified at the dissertation stage, applicant’s dissertation committee must have approved the dissertation research proposal and writing plan and given the student full approval to proceed before submission of an application.
  • Students enrolled in or applying to Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) programs are ineligible for this opportunity.
  • Eligible applicants who are past the coursework stage but have not yet reached candidacy (ABD) may apply.
  • International students who hold citizenship and/ or residency outside the U.S. or Canada are not eligible for a fellowship.

For More Information:

Contact Darlene Hutto